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What's the best scar removal treatment available?

What's the best scar removal treatment available?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars.
There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars.
There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

Wound healing cornea: Severe damage to cornea tissues may result in scar formation. As there is no circulation within the cornea, wound healing is often outside the tissue with limited regenerative abilities. Often requires corneal transplant if extent of damage or scar accumulation is found. Abrasions can heal without scar tissue, but usually not full thickness damage. ...Read more

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Any good OTC scar removal silicone stuff that could be a good way to get rid of scars?

Any good OTC scar removal silicone stuff that could be a good way to get rid of scars?

Reduce NOT rid: Otc silicones have not been put to a good consumers report test to the best of my knowledge & I understand your confusion. As a physician it is also hard to compare the products head to head as they all have different combinations of products which may have some benefits. I prefer those products containing silicone & sunblock or sunscreen. There are many to choose from and should be used 4-9 month. ...Read more

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Any good tips for scar removal?

Any good tips for scar removal?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What are methods of scar removal?

What are methods of scar removal?

Revising scars: Scars cannot be removed but often can be improved and minimized. If it is only a month or two following surgery, laser treatments can help. There are several methods of scar revision surgery, depending on the location and nature of the scar. There are some experimental drugs that may prove to be very useful in minimizing scars but none are available at the present time. ...Read more

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What is the outcome for scar removal?

What is the outcome for scar removal?

Many factors decide: Your result will depend on area treated, proper wound care, carefully suturing under the skin surface and on top with careful alignment. Amount of tension of closure and amount of movement will often impact the final result. Very important to minimize irritation and keep the site moist after surgery. Consult a physician that performs revisions for the specifics. ...Read more

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What are some good lotions for scar removal?

What are some good lotions for scar removal?

Not "removal! ": Sorry, but no lotion can remove a scar. Scars can be improved, however, by massage, and several different products have been tested and are known to help. Cocoa butter, Vitamin E, and a commercial product called Mederma all will help smooth and flatten scars and speed the reduction of redness. It is firm massage that matters, though, not which of these you use (once your surgeon says it is OK!) ...Read more

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How does laser scar removal work?

How does laser scar removal work?

Laser Scar removal: There is no such thing as laser scar "removal" but only laser scar improvement... There is no laser that can "erase" a scar, but only improve its quality (redness, thickness)... Consult a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How well does laser scar removal work?

How well does laser scar removal work?

A bit: Although there are several treatments that can help improve the appearance of scars, there is nothing that can completely remove a scar. That said, some lasers do a wonderful job of improving scars. I also love combination therapies. Since every case is different, I usually use a mixture of prescription creams, chemical peels, microneedling, lasers and surgical techniques. Whatever is best for you. ...Read more

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Does bio oil really work for scar removal?

Does bio oil really work for scar removal?

Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How well does laser scar removal actually work?

How well does laser scar removal actually work?

Works well: But it depends on how deep the scar is. It takes multiple laser resurfacing treatments with either erbium yag or co2. Co2 laser works better than erbium but more down time required. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get circumcision scar removal?

Yes and no: You can get the scar removed but it will heal with another scar. The bottom line is there is no way to remove a scar. Plastic surgeons modify scars to either camouflage them or make them less noticeable but we can't get rid of them. ...Read more

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Wondering how much laser scar removal will work and cost?

Wondering how much laser scar removal will work and cost?

Works good.: The costs vary depending on how big and deep the scar is. It goes around $200 to $2000. ...Read more

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Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Varies: Scar revision is better for wider scars. I would wait until the scar matures at least 6-12 months after wounding though.

http://www. Cosmeticsurgerytruth. Com/blog/? p=13810. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser scar removal?

Laser scar treatment: The term laser scar removal is really a marketing ploy. Laser treatment can significantly improve the appearance of scars and make them imperceptible but I would not guarantee "removal". The laser serves to soften the scar tissue, remodel the collagen, and smooth the skin. Other treatment modalities can improve the pigmentation if needed. Scar revision is cutting out the scar and resewing it. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to have laser scar removal in us vs singapore?

How much does it cost to have laser scar removal in us vs singapore?

Be cautious: Be cautious of getting less costly procedures overseas where you don't know the certifications and regulations regarding the practitioners performing these procedures. Most laser treatments also require multiple procedures to obtain the desired effect. If you use cost as your main decision factor, you may not understand all the factors used in determining cost and value. ...Read more

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How effective are the latest treatments for scar removal? What could you recommend?

How effective are the latest treatments for scar removal? What could you recommend?

Improving Scars: Scars come in many varieties, including traumatic, post surgical, hypertrophic and even keloids. Once a scar is present it can only be improved but not completely eliminated. New laser technologies have dramatically increased a doctors ability to reduce the appearance of a scar. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation for a realistic evaluation of you options. ...Read more

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Scar removal what can one do to lessen the appearance of scars? Are there any effective creams, lotions, etc.

Scar removal what can one do to lessen the appearance of scars? Are there any effective creams, lotions, etc.

OTC: Otc scar creams typically aren't all that effective. Depends alot on the location and characteristics of the scar. Sometimes, Retin-A cream can help, laser resurfacing, laser treatment of redness, or perhaps surgical scar revision. I would recommend you consider seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has deep facial scars from accident laser scar removal will not work what other options would she have that would be effective?

My girlfriend has deep facial scars from accident laser scar removal will not work what other options would she have that would be effective?

Many options: Scar revision surgery is designed to replace a 'bad' scar with a 'good' one. Most plastic surgeons would wait until the traumatic scar has 'matured' before they would surgically intervene. Sometimes 'resurfacing' procedures (laser, dermabrasion, chemical peel) can be helpful. Sometimes surgically revising the scar is the best option. It can take a long time for some facial scars to soften and improve. ...Read more

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, will my syrgery scars disappear after a scar removal surgery? And how much it costs?

Hello doctor, will my syrgery scars disappear after a scar removal surgery? And how much it costs?

No easy answer: As this will depend on the type of procedure necessary. And even the same procedure can cost widely differing amounts based on the surgeon and other associated surgical/facility fees. It's unlikely that scar revision surgery will yield no scarring but the appearance ideally would be noticeably less. Again there is great variability depending on what you start with! See a doc for more pricing! ...Read more

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What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read more

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What kind of scar removal cream can I use on long scar?

What kind of scar removal cream can I use on long scar?

Improve not remove: There is no scar cream that will remove a scar. The proper cream depends on the condition of the scar. Most consist of silicone geeks mixed with some sunblock. Others contain vitamin e, antioxidants, onion extract (me derma), steroids, bleaching agents, moisturizers, etc. The effectiveness of these other agents is debated and their benefits may depend on the individual characteristics of the scar. ...Read more

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What is the best case scenario for scar removal by plastics guy?

What is the best case scenario for scar removal by plastics guy?

Improval: Scars can often be improved or made less visible with scar revision surgery but cannot be removed. Scar treatments can include laser or sanding (dermabrasion) or perhaps surgical revision. Surgery is usually done to reduce the overall amount of scar or to reshape or reposition a scar. There is no way to completely remove a scar however. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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